Saturday, May 14, 2011
I picked up a bunch of different fabrics that I want to turn into aprons. I spent a little bit more on these than I usually do but it was the only thing on my stop and my own buy so I was happy to fork over the 12 bucks. I'm the queen of the dollar sale. Battenberg lace and floral dreaminess.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I spent the afternoon in an art library called the Athenaeum , with my sister and mother, reading magazines and enjoying a sunny day by the water. The library has over 30 art and design magazines to look at while sitting in old fashioned chairs taking copious notes( my idea of heaven) and pouring over books that are not in the budget. I have to go back to really get into the books they have on hand and I pulled this Frida Kahlo so I could get a better look at the cover. I love how the book designer figured out a way to simulate the look of scalloped tin complete with hammer nail holes. I wasn't crazy about the way the book was written but it was nice to revisit the pieces. Frida is one of my favorite movies and I wish her pieces would come to life like they did in the film.
We were lucky enough to see them setting up a new exhibit and hear the artists (college students) talk about their work and evaluate how their pieces looked in the space. The exhibits range from book arts, oil paintings and mixed media objects.
The library is surrounded by great little shops and we had a great time window shopping and looking for ribbon. My mom fell in love with this one size fits most (I'm not kidding it was a size 4) sweater. Everything was from Korean designers which accounts for the size differences but they did have bigger sizes in other items while still retaining that one of a kind feeling throughout the store.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
|A friend gave me a fortune telling deck with pictures for Susan Shie (she makes amazing quilter) a few months ago and I pulled out the pictures I liked and redrew them Susan Shie amazing quilter|
|Luckily for mother's day I had one piece of art paper left and a few picture scraps. My mother loves mudcloth fabric and I found an inexpensive mudcloth like jacket that fit her perfectly.|